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Mon, Feb 25


Pretoria, South Africa

IMS ManuVation Workshop- Pretoria, South Africa

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IMS ManuVation Workshop- Pretoria, South Africa
IMS ManuVation Workshop- Pretoria, South Africa

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – Feb 26, 2019, 3:30 PM

Pretoria, South Africa

About The Event


The ManuVation project, through its partners, provides workshops to Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) in order to help them understand advanced manufacturing technologies, how they help SMEs improve processes, and find inexpensive solutions for integration. Following a brief survey of registered participants, IMS will customize the workshop to topics selected from survey respondents to insure the workshop is relevant to your business challenges. The workshop methodology allows industry to speak to industry about business issues and potential technological solutions. Our intent is to help you find a pathway to low-cost solutions toward advanced manufacturing technologies including sharing best practices, forming small projects, and other follow-on activities. You should leave the workshop with a better understanding of what you can do to remain competitive in the next ten years by up-skilling your workforce and enhancing your manufacturing capabilities.

This event is held in conjunction with the World Manufacturing Forum that will share a valuable report on the global direction of innovation in manufacturing. The results are from a year-long study and interviews from industrialized nations around the globe and proves to provide interesting insight and delivers recommendations to help you stay competitive.


Monday, 25 February, 2019

09:00 – 09:15: Welcome

Martin Sanne, Executive Director, CSIR

Dan Nagy, Managing Director, IMS

09:15– 10:15 Plenary: “WMF Global Manufacturing Report”

Prof. David Romero, Ambassador, WMF

This report is the culmination of a world-wide survey of industry leaders to understand the direction of manufacturing and the challenges that may evolve. The report will include ten recommendations for manufacturers that they should consider for success. There will be a five minute Q&A.

10:15 – 10:35: “The 4th Industrial Revolution Driving Workforce Innovation”

Dan Nagy, Managing Director, IMS

As the industrial revolution is driving workforce innovation, how do we get workers excited about working with these new manufacturing technologies? What do we need to change in order to educate our future workforce?

10:35 – 11:00: Coffee and Networking

11:00 – 11:45 Plenary: “Aerospace Readiness”

Robert Mansfield, Solomon Bruce Consulting

Mr. Mansfield will give an overview of challenges in the aerospace industry and how to position your company to be a valued supply chain partner.

11:45 – 12:30 Plenary: “South African Aerospace Preparedness and Impact of Digitalization”

Johan Steyn, CEO, Aerosud

The speech intends to give an overview of the current state of the aerospace industry in South Africa and collaborations through CAMASA, CSIR, and universities. Mr. Steyn will present :: new technology streams, discuss the impact of digitalization on “Design for Certification”. To cap the speech, he will talk about PLM-ERP-MES integrated systems that are needed for manufacturers in order to thrive.

12:30 – 13:00 Plenary: “Pre-Workshop Survey Results and Breakout Sessions”

Steve Ray, IMS Project Coach

Dr. Ray will give results from the brief survey that was distributed, discuss how the workshop works and how it benefits you and your company to participate.

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00: Move to Breakout Rooms

14:00 – 16:00 Breakout: IMS Facilitated Workshop

Introductions, topics explored, exercises begin. Topics emerge, top three selected for further development on Day 2.

16:00 – 16:30 Plenary: End of Day One Wrap-up and Adjourn

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019

09:00 – 09:15 Plenary: Welcome and Review of Today’s Goals

09:15 – 10:30 Breakout: IMS Facilitated Workshop

Top two topics selected are further developed. Cross expression of interest and cluster formation summaries are written and prepared for plenary session.

10:30 – 10:45: Coffee Break

10:45 – 13:00: IMS Facilitated Workshop

Preliminary work-plan presentation by clusters for presentation.

13:00 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Plenary: Workshop Results, Next Steps, and Discussion

15:00 – 15:30: Wrap-up and Adjourn


  • Complimentary Registration

    Registration: IMS ManuVation 4.0 Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa.




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